Hong Kong Living, the publisher of Southside, Sai Kung and MidLevels magazines, is seeking submissions of children’s Christmas themed stories for the December issue(s). They are also looking for illustrators for the stories as well.
Deadline: 1 Nov 2018
Word count: 1000 – 1500 max
The story must be based on locations such as:
Southside magazine story ( Shek O – Pokfulam)
Sai Kung magazine story (Sai Kung based)
Mid-Levels magazine story ( Central – mid levels and the surroundings )
The author and the illustrators will be credited in their contributors section.
Please contact editor Vasavi Seethepalli for more information. Click here to email Vasavi directly.
Phillipa Milne at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival has kindly offered WiPS members discounted tickets to the Susie Orbach luncheon, Fat is a Feminist Issue, on Saturday, 10 November. The lunch starts at noon and finishes at 1.30 pm, and will dovetail nicely with the day ticket that they have offered us. The cost of the ticket will be HKD750 (originally HKD1000) and will be held at Old Bailey, the restaurant at Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts at 10 Hollywood Road in Central.
To purchase discounted tickets for the lunch (or a day ticket for the 10th), please email Phillipa Milne at the HKILF. Please copy me on the correspondence so we can arrange for WiPS members to sit together.
Wednesday, 26 September at the FCC
Many thanks to Celia Claase for a wonderful evening with WiPS at the FCC. She inspired us to think about who we are as writers, consider our potential audience, and suggested different platforms to explore to launch our work into the world.
Each month we feature an introduction to one of our members. This month we hear from one of our newest members, Yuetting Cindy Lam.
Yuetting Cindy Lam’s short stories have appeared in various magazines including New Orleans Review, Quiddity (NPR Illinois), Wasafiri and Brain, Child. She won the Second Prize in Hong Kong’s “Top Story 2017” competition, and her story, “Fridays on Tin Hau Temple Road” was recognized as an honorable mention in the 2017 Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction Competition. Yuetting has recently started a new international literary magazine, called Zizzle. She seeks the type of children’s stories that grown-ups like to read, too. Zizzle’s debut hardcover issue will be out in November. Check out zizzlelit.com for more updates!
WiPS member Shannon Young has recently published her thirteenth novel under her Jordan Rivet pen name. Please join her for the Hong Kong launch of Wake Me After the Apocalypse at Social Room at 19.30 on Thursday, 11 October. Full details below.
From Gillian Bickley. Please click here to register:
Poetry OutLoud Hong Kong
The next Poetry OutLoud open mic will be held on Wednesday, 3 October at 7.45 pm at the Fringe Club. David McKirdy will MC the evening.
Cha Reading Series
On 3 October, Cha Reading Series “Irish Voices” will be held at the Irish Consulate, 20/F, 33 Des Voeux Road, Central from 7.30-9.00 pm. All are welcome. Click here for more information.
The Cha Reading Series, organized by Tammy Ho Lai-Ming, aims to take the online journal out into the physical world. It brings together poets, writers, translators and artists who are in some way or other affiliated with Cha. Readings will take place in various impromptu locations across the city. Please click here for more information.
Hong Kong Stories
Calls for Poetry Submissions
The Emma Press has launched a call for insect poems for a children’s poetry anthology to be edited by Fran Long and Isabel Galleymore. Closing date: 5 October 2018. Click here for more information.
In the next issue of Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine, there will be an English-language section on Ecopoetry. Submissions of poems that are environmentally conscious can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before 31 October 2018 with the subject line “VV: Ecopoetry: [your initials]” for consideration. Each poet can submit up to TWO poems.
Hong Kong International Literary Festival
The next Hong Kong International Literary Festival will be held from 2-11 November. Their programme of events is now available. For more information, please click here.
Please save the date for the Proverse Autumn Reception to be held at the Helena May (35 Garden Road, Hong Kong) on Thursday, 15 November from 19.00-21.00. Click here for more information and registration details.
Cha: An Asian Literary journal
Cha is currently accepting submissions for a special issue devoted entirely to Asian voices. The issue, to be published in February 2019, is entitled “Auditory Cortex”, and it celebrates the varied voices across Englishes. The Deadline for submissions is 31 December. Please read their guidelines carefully before submitting work.
Cha is also collaborating with Goldfish Press (USA) to publish a poetry anthology to promote cross-cultural understanding between the West and Asia. They are looking particularly for 1) North American poems engaging with Asia and 2) Asian poems engaging with North America. Poets are welcome to define “engagement” in their own way. Closing date: 30 November 2018. Koon Woon from Goldfish Press and Tammy Ho Lai-Ming from Cha will be the editors for this collection. Click here for more information.